What is cockroach milk? Is it healthier than regular milk?

The pesky bug is actually filled with an energy-rich milk-like substance.

However, there is only the Diploptera Punctata species of roach that gives birth to living offspring and not lay eggs, and produces milk to feed their young.

However, scientists did not expect the cockroach milk to be found in supermarkets anytime soon.

Nevertheless, several companies have jumped on the cockroach milk bandwagon in the wake of that promising 2016 report, hoping to cash in on what they believe will be the next big food trend. According to a study of cockroach milk done in 2016, the substance is "like a complete food", with almost four times the protein found in ordinary cow's milk.

That round of research revealed that cockroach milk is absolutely packed with protein, and contains fats and sugars that make it a well-rounded food option. "If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids", Sanchari Banerjee, one of the main researchers, told the Times of India.

The research was published in 2016, but, it seems people are now willing to try this milk alternative. Gourmet Grubb, a South African company, is selling what they call "Entomilk"- a milk made from sustainably farmed insects.

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While some health food fanatics may be tempted, trying to milk a common household cockroach will not produce any of this nourishing superfood.

'The only way [to milk a cockroach] would be to make cultures of yeast with the genes in it for making this milk, ' said Barbara Stay, Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

'One of the most pivotal benefits of Entomilk is that it has a high protein content and is rich in mineral such as iron, zinc, and calcium, ' the site's description of the product reads. Roaches aren't the easiest creatures to milk, NPR reports.

Besides its unappealing name, it's also unclear if the milk is safe to consume.

So, even though some companies are developing the milk alternative now, there are many questions that have to be answered before it becomes a world wide trend.

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